Under ED lens, actor Jacqueline Fernandez seeks permission to travel abroad
New Delhi, May 11: Bollywood actor, Jacqueline Fernandez who is under the radar of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has moved an application in a Delhi court seeking permission to travel abroad for 15 days.
Fernandez who was questioned by the ED for connection with conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar sought permission to travel abroad to attend the IIFA Awards in Abu Dhabi. She has also sought permission to travel to Nepal and France.
In April the ED attached assets worth Rs 7 crore of the actor. Some gifts and fixed deposits are understood to have been attached by the federal probe agency after a provisional order was issued by it under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The 36-year-old actor is a Sri Lankan national and she has been questioned in this case by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) a number of times.
It is alleged that Chandrashekhar to purchase gifts for Fernandez used illegal money, extorted by cheating high-profile people including former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh's wife Aditi Singh.
The actor told the ED, in her statement recorded in August and October last year, that she "received" gifts like three designer bags from Gucci, Chanel, two Gucci outfits for gym wear, a pair of Louis Vuitton shoes, two pairs of diamond earrings and a bracelet of multi-coloured stones and two Hermes bracelets from Chandrashekhar.
She told the federal anti-money laundering agency that she returned a Mini Cooper car which she had similarly received.
The agency found in its probe that Chandrashekhar was in "regular contact" with Fernandez since February till he got arrested on August 7 last year (by the Delhi Police).
He was later arrested by the ED too.